1st Edition

Revival: Lipids of Pathogenic Fungi (1996)

    302 Pages
    by CRC Press

    302 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Increases in various fungal infections due to Candida, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Histoplasma spp., and Dermatophytes have attracted interest in the biochemistry of the fungal pathogens responsible. This book discusses the importance of lipids in pathogenic fungi and how they are involved in infections that pose serious health problems. The role of lipids in dimorphism, adherence, and virulence of fungi is investigated as is their composition and metabolism. Several chapters are devoted to examinations of specific pathogenic fungi, which will be particularly useful to researchers studying the clinical manifestations of infections caused by these factors. Later chapters present possible antifungal agents and nonconventional agents that target the organisms discussed earlier. Collectively, the contributions to this volume provide an excellent overview of this field. This text is essential for practicing clinicians and for everyone involved in the important task of resolving the problems associated with fungal pathogenicity.

    Selected Human Pathogenic Fungi, H.M. Calvet and M.A. Ghannoum
    Fungal Lipids, D.M. Lösel and M. Sancholle
    Fungal Sterols, L.W. Parks and W.M. Casey
    Lipids of Histoplasma capsulatum, K. Barr
    Lipids of Candida albicans, R. Prasad, A. Koul, P.K. Mukherjee, and M.A. Ghannoum
    Lipids of Aspergillus, P. Chakrabarti, M. Kundu, and J. Basu
    Lipids of Cryptococcus neoformans, A.S. Ibrahim, H. Sanati, and M.A. Ghannoum
    Lipids of Dermatophytes, G.K. Khuller and N. Manchanda
    Lipids and Lipid-like Compounds of Fusarium, A.H. Merrill, Jr., A.M. Grant, E. Wang, and C.W. Bacon
    Lipids and Dimorphism of C. albicans and Sporothrix schenckii, Y. Kitajima and Y. Nozawa
    Antifungals, A.S. Ibrahim, R. Prasad, and M.A. Ghannoum
    Interaction of the Anti-Candida Amphotericin B (and Other Polyene Antibiotics) with Lipids, J. Bolard and J. Mihaud


    Rajendra Prasad, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum